__/ [Linønut] on Tuesday 17 January 2006 12:24 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Tim Smith belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>> The part you ...'ed out is rather significanct:
>> "Taiwan's parliament has voted to end its dependence on Microsoft
>> software, demanding that the government reduce purchases from the
>> software giant by 25 percent this year."
>> That's pretty far from saying farewell.
> Yeah, Taiwan is still on the door step, waving goodbye, not quite ready
> to step down (oh so agonizingly slowly) down the porch steps.
It is a staged migration, but I agree that I excluded that fragment for a
reason. Look at Paris and Munich, for example. Their migrations are pro-
gressive too. You cannot discard people's MS-dependent skills overnight,
or over a year. Licence purchases and people's jobs cannot handle it ei-
ther. An O/S and accompanying software is not a pair of socks. A strategic
choice is what counts nonetheless. Also note the phrasing: "Taiwan's par-
liament has voted to end its dependence on Microsoft". What follows is a
practical first step towards the final goal. Every journey begins with a